Surgical Treatments To Get Rid Of Pearly Penile Papules


Penile pimples are small dome-shaped or thread-like skin-colored bumps that are typically located on the sulcus or corona of the glans penis. Although there are many treatments that we will discuss in this article to get rid of pearly penile papules yet it is a safe condition and you don’t have to treat it because it poses zero health risks.

It is not medically categorized as a disease but as a state of the body. Because it is not a disease so the treatment is not called a surgical process but a cosmetic process and is performed by dermatologists. The cost involved in cosmetic surgeries to get rid of PPP is very high. But there are alternatives.

Medical Options To Get Rid Of Pearly Penile Papules

Even though I am a supporter of home remedies to get rid of shaft pimples, I will explain every possible method available so you can be aware of all available options. Keep in mind that surgical methods should be used only as a last resort as they are very expensive.

P.S. I am not discussing the associated costs here as it could easily go out of the context. For a detailed cost comparison guide, Check This Article.

1. Hyfrecator Method

One of the treatment methods is through the use of a hyfrecator, an instrument which uses an AC electric current stream to kill the pimples. To commence the process, the doctor uses a topical anesthetic cream to numb the hyfrecator is used to vaporize the pimples.

Once the treatment is done you can get back to your normal life immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid sex or masturbation for about 10 days as your skin requires some time to recover. It is an expensive treatment and may cause some permanent scars.

2. Excision Surgery

Another different method of reducing the bumps is through excision surgery. In this procedure, the doctor or surgeon will use a scalpel or a lancet blade to cut the papules and remove them slowly one by one.

This treatment has very minimal accuracy and the surrounding tissues of the affected area may also sustain damage. Use of a surgical knife to remove the papules will also cause severe and excess pain.

3. Cryosurgery

Freezing or Cryosurgery is also a method of getting rid of penile bumps. In this method, the papules are frozen through the use of liquid nitrogen and they easily fall off on their own.

Most people do not opt for this sort of treatment because the success rate is very low. Freezing may also affect some the surrounding tissue on the penis.

4. CO2 Laser Surgery

Another surgical method of treating papules is through a procedure called CO2 Laser Surgery. The surgeon or doctor uses highly concentrated carbon dioxide laser beams to vaporize or melt the papules in the affected region.

This procedure is recommended as an effective surgical method to treat PPP because it is more accurate than some and requires a shorter recovery time. However, it is very expensive and also painful. It also requires recovery medication that causes a little discomfort and the expected recovery period is 1-2 weeks.

Do You Really Need A Surgery To Cure PPP


Misconceptions are even more dangerous than PPP itself. Some medical professionals use fear to pressure patients into a surgery. In most cases, a surgery is not needed to get rid of pearly penile papules and you can try some home remedies that can do the trick. Here's A Complete List Of Home Remedies.

The only reason that you should treat it should be it:- you are self-conscious about your appearance. The reason for treatment should never be a fear of some diseases or loss of sexual virility because such ill-effects never occur.

The only harm ever reported is a slight pain during the sexual activity that is so mild that it decreases due to the pleasure of sexual activity. Some women have reported that PPP even increases sexual pleasure. If it does not negatively affect your self-esteem, you can just live with it.

The Key Take Away

The key take is very much obvious. Pearly penile papules is a harmless condition. If it is not taking a toll on your psychological health and your partner accepts it there is no need for a cure.

Moreover, the surgical methods are quite expensive and the disease may relapse. If there is a relapse you will lose the thousands of dollars that you spent on a surgery.